Let’s talk about logistics. Let’s talk about kings of retail, the B-word, start-up disruptors and Black Friday. The Logistics Podcast, brought to you by SHD Logistics magazine and presented by editor Kirsty Adams, discusses key challenges and opportunities faced by logistics operators.

The Logistics Podcast is back bi-monthly for 2019. See the main features for the year below. Are you a listener with a view? Email podcast host Kirsty.Adams@informa.com.


2019 Main features

Tuesday 15 Jan 2019
Healthcare on demand: Trends in pharma and patient care

Tuesday 5 March 2019
The new King of retail: Which brands are reshaping things? 

Tuesday 7 May 2019
Human plus robot: How does it work in (non-virtual) reality?

Tuesday 2 July 2019
Singles Day vs Black Friday. Digital leaders discuss the giants of peak shopping.

Tuesday 10 September 2019
Opportunity knocks: IMHX speakers & exhibitors on prospects for the logistics industry, ahead of the big event.

Tuesday 5 November 2019
The start-ups ripping up the rule book.

Tuesday 3 December 2019
War on plastic: What’s the alternative?

Tuesday 7 January 2020
2020 - 2030: What does the future look like?


Latest episode: Pills in the post

Does your post person deliver your drugs? Did you know that logistics could disrupt critical votes in Parliament? 

In Series 2 Episode 1, we interview Amy Shortman, founder and CEO of ASC Associates alongside the company’s chief operating officer Henry Moran, to discuss trends in pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics. They share insight on the importance of predictive analytics, security and what personalised medicine may mean for the final mile. Host Kirsty Adams also recaps her visit to Pharmacy2U.

We interview head of logistics at the House of Commons, Wesley Auvache, who tells us about the refurbishment of Big Ben and a fast-footed Jeremy Corbyn.

Regulars include: Property update from expert David Thame, news from assistant editor David Tran and readers’ emails.


Episode 5: Brexit: It's a bit of an animal

In this episode, as government’s knee-deep in negotiations, we ask Fresh Logistics driver, Kevin and Europa Worldwide Group MD Andrew Baxter what Brexit means to them. We also source some practical advice from Pauline Bastidon head of European Policy at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Shane Brennan, chief executive officer of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).



Episode 4: Who won? The Logistics Awards 2018

This year's edition of The Logistics Awards was SHD Logistics' fifth ceremony. It celebrated some of the most impactful logistics projects over the past 12 months from companies including Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Wed2B. SHD Logistics’ assistant editor David Tran highlights some of the most memorable moments from the awards, held on Thursday 20 September at the Shakespeare’s Globe.

Episode 3 - Will machines takeover? People & Automation (feat. Ocado)

Dark human-free warehouses? This isn’t the picture being painted by this month’s podcast guests as we discuss machines, humans and job titles of the future. This episode explores how human roles are changing, collaboration and embracing automation.

Property Special: Inside Magna Park with John Lewis

John Lewis’ base in Magna Park, Milton Keynes is a gigantic 2.1m sq ft space which initially opened in June 2009. Its operations are spread across two warehouse facilities, Magna Park 1 and Magna Park 2, working harmoniously to fulfil online customer orders and in-store stock. Ever wondered what goes on inside these vast facilities? SHD Logistics assistant editor David Tran went along to visit one of the UK’s best loved retailers to find out.


Episode 2 - Death of the high street

“If the high street is dying then why is it that Amazon and Missguided…and others are opening high street shops?” That’s Professor Neil Ashworth. He leads the debate in Episode 2 around the life and death and life of the high street.


Episode 1 - Black Friday is back (feat. John Lewis)

You can’t run. You can’t hide. Black Friday is back. It returns on 30 November 2018 and planning should have already started. This episode we speak to experts/survivors of Black Friday including John Munnelly, Head of Operations – Magna Park, John Lewis, Duncan Licence VP, Global Solutions and New Products at Metapack Group and Kevin Mofid from Savills.


The Logistics Podcast is published by-monthly on Tuesdays and coincides with monthly title SHD Logistics magazine. It includes interviews with experts from leading retailers, pioneering 3PLs, the associations that represent them and supply chain academics. Together, we tell a story each episode of a profession which is becoming more visible and more critical every day. It’s a riveting tale. 

SHD Logistics magazine is the authoritative source for decision makers in the logistics market, keeping readers up-to-date on key developments in the profession. Published alongside the Logistics Podcast and events including The Logistics Conference and the UK’s largest intralogistics event IMHX, our magazine is at the heart of the conversation – of our logistics community – and has been for 60 years.